“Guitar was my everything”: Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker on 10 years of InnerSpeaker

In the decade since Tame Impala’s debut album, Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rock project has grown into a Grammy-nominated behemoth. But back then it was just about a man, his guitar and the Indian Ocean.

Meet Night Flight: the London four-piece blending George Harrison-esque songwriting with Malian influences

Drawing on their love of Laurel Canyon-era records, lead-songwriter Sam Holmes and guitarist Harry Phillips discuss taking a sympathetic approach to playing guitar and the influence of a 1960 Silvertone U1.

Invention Has A Sound: The story of Mark Twain, a Martin acoustic and the world’s first guitar effect

JHS Pedals supremo Josh Scott continues his exploration of the evolution of guitar effects with the introduction of another icon of American history. Brace yourself, we’re going down river.

“I love prog-rock that’s rooted in reality and not the dwarves and fairies”: Ryley Walker on embracing new influences for Course In Fable

The Chicago guitarist on Genesis, Sonic Youth, his new-found love of the DigiTech Whammy and how his fifth album contains the “most complete and put-together playing I’ve ever done”.

Phoebe Bridgers’ smashed guitar is up for auction

The sale has been organised by the GLAAD Media Awards.

Keeley Electronics unveils the Celisse Artist edition of the Monterey rotary fuzz vibe

It’s adorned in gorgeously psychedelic custom artwork by Lia Sued C.

Heritage Custom Shop launches the Core Collection H-150 Artisan Aged

The guitar combines vintage character with modern playability.

Fender Custom Shop launches limited-edition Mike McCready 1960 Stratocaster

The launch coincides with the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s Ten this year

Jason Becker hospitalised following recent health struggles

A massive online fundraiser to support the ALS-stricken guitarist is underway.

Watch Jeff Tweedy play Impossible Germany on the Acoustasonic Jazzmaster

It’s the latest in Fender’s Re-Creation series.

Lost 2010 Prince album Welcome 2 America to finally arrive this year

The album has been sitting in the star’s vault since it was recorded.

Ted Nugent asks “why weren’t we shut down for COVID-1 through -18?”

The controversial rocker seemingly misunderstood COVID-19’s name during a Facebook live stream.

Invention Has A Sound: The story of Mark Twain, a Martin acoustic and the world’s first guitar effect

JHS Pedals supremo Josh Scott continues his exploration of the evolution of guitar effects with the introduction of another icon of American history. Brace yourself, we’re going down river.

Meet Night Flight: the London four-piece blending George Harrison-esque songwriting with Malian influences

Drawing on their love of Laurel Canyon-era records, lead-songwriter Sam Holmes and guitarist Harry Phillips discuss taking a sympathetic approach to playing guitar and the influence of a 1960 Silvertone U1.

“Guitar was my everything”: Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker on 10 years of InnerSpeaker

In the decade since Tame Impala’s debut album, Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rock project has grown into a Grammy-nominated behemoth. But back then it was just about a man, his guitar and the Indian Ocean.

Ryley Walker – Course In Fable review: pastoral folk coexisting happily with labyrinthine prog epics​

Ryley Walker puts down his Guild acoustic and goes prog on album five, although dragons and magical mushrooms are mercifully conspicuous by their absence.

The Big Review: Harmony Standard Series Comet

The new generation of Harmony solidbodies is dripping with modern retro charm, but can this compact semi take on the biggest stars?

The Genius Of… Out Of Time By R.E.M.

R.E.M. were exhausted when they started writing the follow-up to 1989’s Green. By the time they’d finished, they had their first No. 1 record – and a pair of unforgettable hit singles – on their hands. 

The May 2021 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now!

In this issue: what it means to be a modern guitarist, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker looks back at his seminal debut record, and why Teenage Fanclub are feeling stronger than ever.

Watch Jeff Tweedy play Impossible Germany on the Acoustasonic Jazzmaster

It’s the latest in Fender’s Re-Creation series.

Orange launches the Acoustic Pedal, a preamp stompbox perfect for gigging

It’s based on tech from the Acoustic Pre TC and the Crush Acoustic 30.

Fender launches Joe Strummer’s Campfire Acoustic

The model was previewed at Winter NAMM 2021.

Heritage Custom Shop launches the Core Collection H-150 Artisan Aged

The guitar combines vintage character with modern playability.

Fender Custom Shop launches limited-edition Mike McCready 1960 Stratocaster

The launch coincides with the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s Ten this year

Watch Jeff Tweedy play Impossible Germany on the Acoustasonic Jazzmaster

It’s the latest in Fender’s Re-Creation series.

Brexit: The perfect storm for UK guitar buyers?

Andertons, PRS and more react to the first weeks of trading.

Oneonta Guitar releases Stanley Clarke’s Spellcaster Bass

The bass bears some familiar specifications.

Rickenbacker is back with the limited-edition 480XC and 4005XC

Announced in celebration of the brand's 90th anniversary this year.

Keeley Electronics unveils the Celisse Artist edition of the Monterey rotary fuzz vibe

It’s adorned in gorgeously psychedelic custom artwork by Lia Sued C.

Invention Has A Sound: The story of Mark Twain, a Martin acoustic and the world’s first guitar effect

JHS Pedals supremo Josh Scott continues his exploration of the evolution of guitar effects with the introduction of another icon of American history. Brace yourself, we’re going down river.

Orange launches the Acoustic Pedal, a preamp stompbox perfect for gigging

It’s based on tech from the Acoustic Pre TC and the Crush Acoustic 30.

Orange launches the Acoustic Pedal, a preamp stompbox perfect for gigging

It’s based on tech from the Acoustic Pre TC and the Crush Acoustic 30.

Fender’s Mustang Micro is a pocket-sized guitar amp with effects, amp sims and more

It also works as a simple USB interface for recording guitar tracks to your computer.

The best guitar amplifiers to buy in 2021: 11 best pedal platform amps

Looking for a good partner-in-crime for your pedalboard?